AI, present and future
Yesterday it was the turn of the president of Open IA – Greg Brockman – to speak about the big topic of the time, artificial intelligence. ChatGPT launched in November and in just a few months has reached the number of people it took Facebook five years to reach. Secret? Make technology accessible. The primary purpose of the platform is actually to inform people and help them solve problems that people cannot solve on their own.
We are talking about “pro-human technology, which proposes to be as democratic as possible”. ChatGPT was born as an open technology in 2015 and started as a non-profit organization. The original idea was to offer everything openly. But the search for investment changed the plan, because scalability requires a huge infrastructure.
The idea behind it can be applied to medicine and help discover a cure for a mysterious disease. But the intention is not to replace doctors, but to unlock its users, giving ideas of what can be done. Increasing what people can do.
Amy Webb also had AI as the main topic of her popular trends presentation today. According to her, after all the chaos we experienced during the pandemic, we started to feel even more overwhelmed with tasks and information. So he advises that when we look at trends, we focus on convergences between them to find new patterns.
According to Amy, with artificial intelligence, the internet as we know it is over. The types of information we are used to accessing have changed. And it is the Internet that gives is looking for we and not the other way around.
With the development of the codes, Google introduced the term transformers. These are large language models, called GPTs. Currently, only large companies can manage this amount of information. But in 2030, we could have AI up to 10 times more powerful than today. Google, for example, is already developing a scent map that makes it possible to recognize whether a person has been in a room or not.
But instead of teaching our kids to use AI like they use a calculator today, schools are banning the tools. It’s like believing that we should do all our calculations in our heads, without having the tools to do it. “Being able to use computer assistive technologies is like being born rich,” he said.
In ten years, in a positive scenario, there won’t be only half a dozen companies that have all the information and we won’t have to look for content, we’ll just ask for help with something. In a doomsday scenario, information is chasing you, marketers are being replaced by artificial intelligence systems, and technology is designed to show what the platforms want, not exactly what we want.
After a good dose of pessimism and fear of future scenarios, Rohit Bhargava enters the scene and his traditional lecture on “15 non-obvious megatrends”with humor and optimism that seemed deliberate as a counterpoint to Amy Webb’s speech.
According to him, 89% of all statistics are made up. So how do we find the right one?
The real challenge is not predicting the future, but predicting the normal. Most future predictions are useless. The only future we can make is the one we are able to imagine.
And we have to think about how we can turn this disastrous future into a good future. How, for example, to use AI to increase our creativity, in a trend he calls “Increased creativity”? .Let the exercises around the topic begin!
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